Description: Challenge to oil and gas lease sales in National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska.
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. v. Zinke
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/02/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Environmental Groups Launched NEPA Challenge to Oil and Gas Leasing in National Petroleum Reserve–Alaska. In a lawsuit filed in the federal district court for the District of Alaska, Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. and three other environmental groups asserted that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) failed to comply with the National Environmental Policy Act when it held an oil and gas lease sale in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska in 2017 and also when it held a lease sale in 2016. The groups alleged, among other things, that BLM failed to consider the lease sales’ effects on greenhouse gas emissions and climate change.